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President's Message: Florida Tech to Resume Normal Operations in Fall

May 4, 2020

Dear Florida Tech Community,

This era of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for us all. However, I have been most impressed with how our students, faculty, and staff continue to weather this situation. All have proven their tenacity, dedication, and willingness to tackle challenges even under unusual circumstances. Fortunately, our Florida Tech family remains healthy and hard working.

While closely monitoring and actively addressing the realities of the moment, Florida Tech is also focused on the future. We have already shared that Summer classes will be conducted virtually, but we have also been carefully studying and planning for the Fall. I am pleased to announce that for Fall 2020, Florida Tech plans to resume normal operations Aug. 10 when faculty report and students begin moving into residence halls. Face to face classes will begin Aug. 17, as reflected in the academic calendar.

Now “normal operations” will be a new normal, to be sure. Florida Tech will continue with extra sanitization steps, modified social distancing, and other measures necessary to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We will be flexible as the situation requires. The health of all remains a top priority.

Again, thank you for your hard work and dedication during these challenging times. Together, we will persevere.


T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.